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U.S. Marine Corps fields new rocket system
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U.S. Marine Corps fields new rocket system

The U.S. Marines Corps has announced that Marines have begun receiving a man-portable shoulder-launched multi-role weapon system from Saab that provides additional protection and lethality in urban environments. According to a recent service news release, Marine Corps Systems Command began fielding the Carl-Gustaf M4, known in the U.S. as M3A1 Multi-Role Anti-Armor Anti-Personnel Weapons System...

Belgorod: Russia’s New submarine has the U.S. Navy (And The World) really confused
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Belgorod: Russia’s New submarine has the U.S. Navy (And The World) really confused

One of Russia’s largest and most complex submarines, the K-329 Belgorod, has officially started its sea trials, as per expert naval analysis. The Belgorod is one of the largest submarines in terms of displacement in existence today, exceeded only by the Soviet — now Russian — Typhoon class, which is coincidentally the largest submarine ever built. The design is...

Turkey will develop indigenous naval missile-launching system after U.S. sanctions on procurement
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Turkey will develop indigenous naval missile-launching system after U.S. sanctions on procurement

After U.S. sanctions prevented its plans to procure an American missile vertical launching system for its upcoming navy ships, Turkey will develop an indigenous system of its own, Defence News reported on Friday. Turkey’s Roketsan defence company will develop the Milli Dikey Atis Sistemi (MDAS), which stands for National Vertical Launch System, Defence News said. Roketsan is...

US Navy defunds futuristic electromagnetic gun; Turns to hypersonic missiles, lasers
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US Navy defunds futuristic electromagnetic gun; Turns to hypersonic missiles, lasers

The U.S. Navy has decided to stall the development of the futuristic electromagnetic railgun and instead focus on hypersonic missiles and lasers to keep up with China and Russia. The Navy has alloted no fund for railgun research in its fiscal 2022 budget proposal released on May 28, reported Associated Press. The railgun, a radical new weapon that...

Skyborg AI flies second drone; Demos ‘portability’
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Skyborg AI flies second drone; Demos ‘portability’

“Future Skyborg experimentation events will explore direct manned-unmanned teaming between manned aircraft and multiple ACS-controlled unmanned aircraft,” AFRL said today. The Air Force’s AI-based Skyborg ‘brain’ successfully flew a General Atomics MQ-20 Avenger last Thursday, marking the second time the software package has piloted a drone — and proving that it can be integrated into...

The new mystery submarine seen in China: What we know
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The new mystery submarine seen in China: What we know

At the height of the Cold War defense analysts often tried to piece together information about a new types of submarine seen outside shipyards. Today this is playing out again, only in China. A new submarine, with an unusual sail, has recently emerged. The ability to keep your submarine designs secret may confer a tactical...

These weapons will help America dominate Russia and China
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These weapons will help America dominate Russia and China

The U.S. Army is at a crossroads as the Pentagon is reorienting itself to fight a capable great power opponent after nearly two decades focused on counter-insurgency conflicts. By Sebastien Roblin* Here’s What You Need to Remember: To avoid the earlier dramatic failure of “super programs” like the Future Combat System, the Army plans to adopt...

Russia and Iran have ‘supercavitating torpedoes’. The U.S. Navy? Nope.
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Russia and Iran have ‘supercavitating torpedoes’. The U.S. Navy? Nope.

Both Iran and Russia claim to have supercavitating torpedoes—but what are they? Supercavitation Supercavitating torpedos are rocket-propelled and ride inside an air bubble through the waves. The bubble they fly though is produced by internally-stored gas that is ejected out the front of the torpedo, creating a bubble “pocket” that envelops the torpedo almost completely. By riding in a...

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